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Rock Oyster - South Africa Eastern
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2010
Rock Oyster - South Africa Eastern
Fact Sheet Citation  
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Owned byFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – More
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Species:
FAO Names: en - Sand oyster
Geographic extent of Rock Oyster - South Africa Eastern
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Local
Reference year: 2009
 
 
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
FIRMS
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelLow abundance
Aq Res State Trend
Exploitation stateOverexploited

Fully to Overexploited, Note that the increase in the reported catch in 2009 is due to improved data reporting. Data reporting has been poor in the preceding few years due to a change in ownership of harvesting rights (new rights were allocated in 2006).
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Depth zone: Coastal - Close shore, littoral (0 m - 20 m).   Vertical distribution: Demersal/Benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Local

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
Assessment
Level of uncertainty: High

Evaluación empírica
Type:  Expert judgement
Catch trends

Catches (2009): 446981 pieces, % change from preceding year: + 20 %
Source of information
 
Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF THE SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN FISHERIES COMMISSION. Mombasa, Kenya, 23–25 September 2009. Rapport de la QUATRIÈME SESSION DE LA COMMISSION DES PÊCHES POUR LE SUD-OUEST DE L’OCÉAN INDIEN. Mombasa, Kenya, 23-25 septembre 2009.  Click to openhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1396b/i1396b00.pdf
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